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Home to Hygiene- Lacy’s Story

August 22, 2017

Lacy Jones 3Growing up in Valdosta, Georgia, I desired to become part of a team bigger than myself. I joined the United States Air Force at the age of eighteen and chose a career as a dental technician. After ten years, I separated from the Air Force in order to have the chance to make my education a priority and continue to build on the dental knowledge I already had. When I was not refining my skills as a dental technician, I was working on my music and performance skills. In 2010, I was blessed with an opportunity to become a member of the Air Force touring ensemble called Tops In Blue. During this year long program, I learned about team work and the discipline it takes to achieve my musical goals. I also spent several years as a Praise and Worship leader throughout several chapels I attended on military installations.

I highly enjoy traveling to new places and learning about other cultures. When I have free time, I love hiking and taking photos along the way of my journey. I just graduated from Solano Community College in Fairfield, California. Academically, I was approaching a point where I could no longer progress in my field of study. This college is a two-year institution and upon completion of this year, I was not able to complete any upper division science courses on my biology degree plan. What led me to the University of Michigan Dental Hygiene program was the unique opportunity to achieve a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, while most dental hygiene programs throughout the nation only offer an associate’s degree. This specific program at the University of Michigan offers a broader scope of education in the field of dental hygiene and does this while also allowing students to excel in other academic studies. My objective in transferring is to gain more experience as a dental professional and to use that knowledge to serve others in the community and worldwide through humanitarian missions.

Lacy Jones is a DH2 student.  Welcome, Lacy! 

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